Yesterday I spent the day cleaning and preparing to paint my son DJ's room. He is not in favor of this AT ALL!!! Nonetheless, I continued on. The men (Dave and DJ) moved a bookshelf to the barn and carried photos and pictures to the barn where they will be stored until the room is complete. There was one picture, however, that I could not put in the barn. It is a poster that I had framed. I purchased the poster while visiting Sweden for a family reunion when the children were very young. It is a picture of a little boy feeding a bear blueberries. That little boy in the poster reminds me so much of DJ.
So to thank my boys for helping me with my project, I decided to make them blueberry muffins this morning.
I got out my favorite Betty Crocker Cookbook that my dear friend, Pat, gave me,
got out the ingredients, and got to work..
They baked for 20 minutes...
Cooled for 30 minutes...
And most likely will be gone by tomorrow.
Unless I freeze half of them, that is :)
When I was a little girl, my parents would take me over to my Aunt Corky and Uncle Shorty's house.
I loved it. We all loved it.
They lived on a farm with cows, lambs in the spring, a great big St. Bernard, horses, and fish.
They had a wonderful fish tank inside and Aunt Corky created a gold fish pond outside.
We jumped up and down on an old mattress that hid behind a piano, dressed up barbie dolls with clothes that our cousins sewed themselves, and marveled at the jewelry box that had a dancing ballerina in it.
We also got to eat in front of the TV on TV dinner trays.
That was a big deal.
My Uncle Shorty died Wednesday night. He was 89 years old.
I went to a yard sale today and bought a TV dinner tray.
I went to work, came home, ordered a fish fry, and let DJ enjoy the TV dinner tray.
My sister is coming to my house tomorrow and she is bringing some special guests with her - her best friend and her best friend's daughter; all the way from San Antonio,Texas. I will be preparing a scrumptious meal for them and it will be prepared with locally grown fruits and vegetables produced right here in the Finger Lakes.
Where did I purchase said fruits and vegetables?
Why at the Canandaigua Farm Market.
Located in the pavilion on Mill Street, it is a wonderful market filled with a variety of seasonal items
- all very reasonably priced.
I was greeted by Abby.
Hello Abby Girl.
I call her Abby Girl...
There is an assortment of flowers (I bought gladiolas)...
Fruits and vegetables (I bought Yukon gold potatoes and green beans)...
Wine (I bought Sweet Gus - he reminds of Snoop, what can I say)...
And locally produced honey...
I did not get a picture of the jams (I purchased a pepper jam that I will be putting over a block of cream cheese for an appetizer - SO GOOD - trust me) and baked products, but there were many.
If you get a chance, check out your local farm market, I think you'll like it:)